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  • Every Kid Healthy… and Ready to Learn

    It’s going to take a nation of moms, dads and other caring individuals – people just like you – to raise their hands and lend their voices to the fight against childhood obesity so every kid can be healthy and ready to learn.

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  • Team Healthy Kids

    Whether you want to run a marathon, host a local event, walk a 5K or simply support someone who is already signed up, this is the place for you!

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  • The Learning Connection:

    What You Need to Know to Ensure Your Kids Are Healthy and Ready to Learn

    demonstrates that physical activity supports academic achievement, well-nourished kids learn better and that healthier practices in schools can increase school revenue.

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  • Volunteers in Action

    Chicago Volunteers transformed an unused space in one school into an indoor fitness center and converted an open, undefined field at another school into a soccer field, complete with bleachers.

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  • Programs

    With a $1000 grant, nutrition education and an introduction to Game On! The Ultimate Wellness Challenge – all courtesy of Action for Healthy Kids – teachers at Springhill Lake Elementary School in Greenbelt, Md. were able to make nutrition and physical activity changes that helped create a healthier school.

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Help us create a 100,000 - person movement to make all schools healthier by taking the Every Kid Healthy Pledge.

Volunteer for Healthy Kids

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How to raise awareness and combat childhood obesity

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By mobilizing to create programs
in schools that engage kids in
healthy activities

Transform

Schools with opportunities for all students to lead healthier lives

What's New

  • As part of this year's Every Kid Healthy™ Week, Athletico Physical Therapy and Action for Healthy Kids partnered on a FoodTASTIC Family Health Fair at Harlan Community Academy High School on Chicago's South Side.

  • Jean H. Ragalie, R.D., President of National Dairy Council and Secretary and Treasurer of Action for Healthy Kids' Board of Directors, shares the findings of a new report that reinforce the “Learning Connection”: the link between quality nutrition, including a nutritious breakfast, coupled with physical activity and improved academic performance.

  • Trying to help school leaders capitalize on the connections between health and learning?  Searching for words to communicate how school board and administrator support for a coordinated approach to health contributes to meeting academic achievement goals?

Success Stories

  • July 09, 2014 

    Whittier Health FairHosting a school health fair can be a daunting task. As you get started you may think to yourself: How long do I need to plan? How do I know how many people to expect? Where do I begin? The questions can be endless. Luckily, a Chicago elementary school is passing on its knowledge on how to host your very own successful health fair.

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